Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2007-02-09 06:33:09

Just like a car; Make, Model & Serial Number is the place to start. "A shotgun" is like saying "a car". It could be a Vega or it could be a Lamborgini. Who would know? Serial numbers on long-arms have only been required since 1969 in the US. Before that, some manufacturers used serial numbers on all their firearms and the records have been preserved. Others didn't serialize any, and some serialized certain models. Remington uses a date code separate from the serial number and Marlin date codes are part of the serial. Nearly all Winchester, Colt, Browning and Ithaca Firearms can be dated by the serial number. But many of the lesser names either have no serial numbers or there are no records available so you may have to be satisfied to know the time period during which a particular model was made. There are a few people who have all the old catalogs and determined what year certain features were introduced by the manufacturer they are studing.

User Avatar

Your Answer

Still Have Questions?

Related Questions

Tell me some about the company the produced my shotgun?

You will have to tell who made it.

Browning shotgun with serial number l13pm09061 can you tell me what kind of shotgun this is?

It will be marked on the receiver. It was made in 1980

How do you tell a belgian browning shotgun?

The barrel will be marked "Made in Belgium"

How can you find out how old your miroku shotgun is?

If it was made for Browning you can tell by the serial number.

Browning shotgun with serial number S69473 Can you tell you kind of shotgun and how old it is?

This is a Sweet Sixteen Auto-5 made in 1956

How can you tell the brand of a Spanish shotgun by the stamp or serial number?

You can't tell who made it by the sn. It should have a name on the barrel

Whats the VALUE on a double barrel shotgun ser113311?

Impossible to tell without knowing who made it.

What can you tell me about a sears roebuck 12 gauge serial number 273.514010?

I believe that your Sears shotgun is a Winchester model 37A shotgun that was made for Sears Roebuck And Co,.

How do you tell the year of a long tom?

12 ga. long tom #20460 shotgun. What year was it made?

How do you assemble a 1900 automatic shotgun 12 gauge?

You will have to tell us who made it in order to get an accurate answer. westernfeild

When and Where a Browning 12 gage shotgun serial number B 26778 is made at?

It will tell you on the receiver/barrel

I have a Francotte shotgun serial?

Tje serial number is 18959. Can you tell me what year this was made and how much it is worth?

When was the first shotgun made?

1622 because thomas shotgun was out and wanted to build something so he made a shotgun

Can any one tell me if they made a 16 gauge in a Ithaca model 66 shotgun?

The Ithaca model 66 single shot shotgun that was made from 1963-1978 was offered in 12ga,20ga and 410 gauge only.

Who made the wildflower hingebreak shotgun and what is its value?

Franchi made the Wildflower shotgun

Can you tell the date a Browning shotgun was made by the serial number? has a sn function under customer service

Who made western field 25 xnh 472 shotgun?

Your shotgun was made by Noble.It was the Noble model 50 shotgun.

Who built the shotgun?

Brenton Tozer made the Shotgun

Could anybody tell me about Remington Model 10 shotgun and it doesn't have any letters after the model number The serial number is 267984 Can anyone tell me about this shotgun?

I can tell you it was made in 1928, that's about it. If the barrel is original you can get the month/year from the date code stamp. See related links. Also the Remington model 10 was made by Remington from 1911-1929

What can you tell you about the follow shotgun Old double barrell shotgun made by J N S Cotts?

Very little. I have one and the only thing I have found was that it was made in St. Louis, and it is a very well made shotgun. A Dr. I know that collects old high end doubles said that if he were to guess a auction value, he would say $3000.00

What year was 9V 19206b Belguim browning shotgun made?

If you are talking about a auto-5 shotgun? Then your auto-5 magnum shotgun was made in 1959.

Browning shotgun with serial number X17414 Can you tell you kind of shotgun and how old it is?


How can you tell if a shotgun is loaded?

By looking in the chamber.

How does the safety work on mossberg shotgun?

No one Mossberg shotgun. Tell us what you have, we may be able to answer.

16 gauge sxs shotgun with engraving made by Firma Franz Kettner serial number is 21525 was trying to find out its age and value Michael?

you have to research the hallmarks on the shotgun thy are key thy will tell year month and day it was made value depends on condition and materials it is made of some have ornate silver work this is all i can tell you the hallmarks can be research on line

Still have questions?